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k
KitchenHound Jun 22, 2009 02:31 AM

Greetings all. My partner is having a huge craving for true and authentic Creole/Cajun/New Orleans food, but I have no clue where to look. Can y'all help with some ideas? Will travel to any part of the Bay Area. Thank you!!

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    jwurfl Jun 22, 2009 09:18 AM

    Check out Yats, Its all good.

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      slew Jun 22, 2009 12:28 PM

      If you go to Yats, expect long lines if you're not there early... Love their po boys... :)

      http://www.whereyats.com/

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        k
        KitchenHound Jun 22, 2009 05:36 PM

        yum! sounds great. I will have to check it out. Thanks.

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          Zeldog Jun 24, 2009 06:43 PM

          I work a couple of blocks away from Yats and have had lunch there a few times. The poboys are sometimes very good (shrimp) and sometimes lousy (roast beef). And long lines? There's never been more than one person ahead of me when I've eaten there.

          As for the dishes other than sandwiches, I can't say, but the prices are rather high for such a dive, and not being all that impressed with the sandwiches I haven't tried the rest of the menu.

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      potatoe Jun 22, 2009 11:57 AM

      i love the front porch on 29th st. at mission

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        k
        KitchenHound Jun 22, 2009 05:37 PM

        very cool. Thank you. Can't wait to try it!

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        bayareatiger Jun 22, 2009 06:49 PM

        South Looziana ex-pat here. Here's the way I see it.

        East Bay (Berkeley)- Angeline's FOUR STARS

        Great etouffee(esp. over the fried grits), fried chicken, BBQ shrimp, beignets, pecan pie

        SF - Yats FOUR STARS

        Great etouffee, drippin's poboy, gumbo

        Peninsula (San Mateo) - Gator's Neo Soul Kitchen THREE STARS

        Great jambalaya, cheesy grits, Missippi mud pie

        South Bay (San Jose)- Po House Bistro TWO STARS

        Great muffaletta sammich, beignets, jambalaya

        Laissez le bon temps roulez!

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          lexdevil Jun 22, 2009 09:43 PM

          I've really enjoyed Angeline's. A co-worker who is originally from LA gave it the thumbs up, as did his father on a recent visit to the Bay Area.

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            bayareatiger Jun 22, 2009 10:51 PM

            The head chef Brandon Dubea is from my hometown of Baton Rouge.

            Podnah sure knows how to cook man yeah.

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            Cynsa Jun 23, 2009 07:57 AM

            links

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            Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen
            2261 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

            Gator's Neo-Soul Cafe
            129 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401

            Poor House Bistro
            91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110

            Yats New Orleans Original Po Boys
            1609 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            1. re: Cynsa
              rworange Jul 13, 2009 05:29 PM

              link

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              Gator's Neo-Soul Cafe
              129 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401

              Poor House Bistro
              91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110

              Yats New Orleans Original Po Boys
              1609 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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            limareni Jun 24, 2009 08:39 PM

            You might want to try CreoLa in San Carlos on El Camino.

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              senestro Jun 29, 2009 09:31 AM

              Big fan of Angeline's also; everything I've had there was outstanding. I also want to recommend Brenda's in the Tenderloin (SF): the gumbo there is deeply satisfying, the grits are some of the best I've ever had, and they make wonderful beignets (the crawfish beignets are the best). Be warned, though, it's tiny and fills up fast.

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              Brenda's French Soul Food
              652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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